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Poster: Spuzz Date: Jul 14, 2004 4:16am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: SUMMING UP finis (somewhat OT)

Tambora, really interesting post..

Though I'm not too sure if the subject of homosexuality should be brought up here, (but since you brought it up), I might have to grudgingly agree with you that not all people who say homosexuality is wrong can be considered a bigot. Bigot IS too much of a strong word, misinformed? Sure. Like my Mom, she does'nt like the idea of homosexuality. Is she a bigot? I don't think so. Is she misinformed? I think so. Do I love her? You bet I do. I guess it just all comes down how much vocalizing is done. If my Mom opened up her own website criticizing homosexuals.. well then, I may change my views :)

Now, to Cashel, I'll defend this till the floor below me breaks, but I am NOT your 'Enemy' part of a 'mob' etc, and I doubt anyone of us are. Much like the homosexuality arguement, (and it's interesting how everything ties in together!) people are allowed to have different viewpoints, just like you, and we are allowed to defend them (just like you), so this is all part of a good debate. I NEVER attack you or your posts to the point of being harmful, and I hope you do the same for me.

Lastly, please keep mentioning off site films that ARE relevant to the archive. One can't live off of here, (sorry Rick!) and any and all offsite movies are of extreme interest, especially the clipfilm kind.

Bill

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Poster: cashel Date: Jul 14, 2004 6:52am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: SUMMING UP finis (somewhat OT)

BILL.. MY sincere thanks for your intelligent and charitable reply. In the past I have only taken issue when I have believed that you have made incorrect statements and it has been resolved peacefully without personal insults. I thimk that we are both tolerant ,generous people . My enemies are the PRESENTATIONS of ideas and opinions . For example the present string of arguments revolve around a film on same-sex marriage. The film was descrbed as a "good clip" which aroused my anger. I hate deceitful propaganda and regarded the film as a vile example. Ofcourse , I upset people and they got angry with me and regaled with personal insults .However, the weird aspect is that nobody asked me for my opinion on the subject . Actually I fully support same-sex marriages (although I will not try it for myself) And from my personal experence have seem mainly benefits from such relationships. I could go on and on but will give just one example to illustrate my thinking. For example I hate d w griffith,s : btrth of nation" propaganda presentations BUT his "Broken Blossums" is my most loved film and I consider it one the greatest( even surpassing Citizen Kane) finis jack I have to to go to the movie features FORUM for some light, entertaining reading.

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Poster: tambora Date: Jul 14, 2004 5:04pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: SUMMING UP finis (somewhat OT)

Spuzz,

I was wrong about not mentioning films outside of the Archive. What I really wanted to avoid was arguing about films outside the Archive. As you mentioned, clipfilms are always relevant when they make use of the Archive's footage, so we should still talk about them.

And, if nothing else, we should encourage filmmakers to add their films to the Archive, and one way to do that is to prove to them that their film is important by generating a discussion about it.